Jim G. Hetherly, 1934 - 2009

JIMMIE G. HETHERLY "JIM" devoted husband, father and grandfather passed away in Houston, Texas Thursday July 30, 2009. He was born in Lampasas, Texas October 20, 1934 to W.F. and Faye Hetherly. He is survived by Lenora Bales Hetherly his wife of 51 years. Surviving relatives include their children Julie Hetherly Laine, and her husband David of Lampasas and Richard Scott Hetherly of Dallas, brother Melvin Earl Hetherly "Nootie" and his wife Dayle of Temple Texas, one niece, Caroline Davidson of Austin and his grandchildren Justin James(16) and Paul Daniel(12), and many surviving cousins and extended family. He graduated from Lampasas High School in 1952, worked for the Forestry Service, earned a pilot's license, and was a member of the high school State Champion Golf team. He went on to graduate from the University of Texas with a Masters degree in Business Administration Marketing in 1960. While in college, he competed on the university's Gymnastics Team, specifically the Rope climb and Side-Horse. He also served for three years as a Captain, Navigator-Bombardier in a B-47, in the Air Force Strategic Air Command from 1956-1959. He then worked in Houston for McCann-Erickson Inc. an advertising agency for The Interpublic Group of Companies for 40 years as the Executive Vice President. He managed the Houston and Dallas offices as well as being the worldwide Coordinator for Exxon Corp. His advertising work will remain of household recognition for years to come. His contribution to the advertising world will be missed. He received the Robert E. Healy award in 1973, as well as the Clio Award in 1976 for the "Spirit of Achievement" ads for Exxon. He will be dearly and lovingly remembered by family and friends for his deep and abiding strength of character and his honesty. We will miss sharing the things he enjoyed. He found his joy in nature, and comfort being outdoors. He started very young in life hunting, fishing, and competing in athletics. He continued to enjoy these hobbies until late in his life. He will always be remembered for a striking sense of humor with old stories still being re-told to this day. He was remarkably creative. He survived three different types of cancer three times with the help of MD Anderson Hospital, beginning in 1995. He was truly a man of impeccable integrity, generous to a fault, and charitable at his core. Memorial services will be held in Houston at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, Tuesday August 4, 2009 at 11AM in the chapel. Services in Lampasas will be held at Sneed Funeral Chapel, 201 East 3rd Street, Saturday August 8, 2009 at 10AM. Honorary memorial contributions may be made to Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay Dr. Houston, TX 77024, The Lampasas Mission, P.O. Box 51, Lampasas, TX 76550, or the charity of choice.
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